Journal of Dermatology for Physician Assistants

The official journal of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants

Author Instructions to Submit

Submission Instructions. All manuscripts submitted for publication consideration to Journal of Dermatology for Physician Assistants (JDPA), including text, tables, graphics, and supplementary materials, should be submitted via e-mail to

The author should specify a category designation for the manuscript (e.g., Original Research, Review, Case Report) along with department designation (e.g., Clinical, Cosmetic, Surgical). Please refer to “Manuscript Categories” section in the Information for Authors.

All submissions to JDPA must be made by the corresponding author, who can attest to the accuracy of the manuscript files and information, authors, contact information, disclosures and conflicts of interest on behalf of all authors, and who can affirm the submission is not presently in-process elsewhere.

Submission of a manuscript to JDPA implies the authors of the paper understand and fully accept the policies of the journal as detailed in the Information for Authors. Please read this information carefully and follow manuscript preparation instructions to ensure that the review and publication of your paper is as efficient and rapid as possible.

Acknowledgement & Desk Review. All submissions undergo desk review. JDPA’s Editorial Team (Managing Editor, Editor-in-Chief, Editorial Board Members, and Department Editors), determines whether the submission is appropriate for the journal. Appropriate submissions move forward through peer review. Submissions deemed inappropriate are “desk rejected.”

Examples of inappropriate submissions: content is outside the scope of the journal, does not meet the journal’s quality standards or is of limited scientific merit, or lacks originality or novel information.

The editors reserve the right to return manuscripts that are not in accordance with these instructions, including failure to include a cover letter or title page; failure to cite references in text with reference listing; failure to provide required items for references according to American Medical Association (AMA) format; and submissions with language issues that may make intelligibility difficult for reviewers.

Acknowledgment. Upon desk acceptance, the corresponding author will receive sends a formal letter of acknowledgment to the corresponding author alerting him or her that 1) the submission has been received.

Submission Queries. Authors may send queries concerning the submission process, manuscript status, or Journal procedures to the Editorial Office ( All correspondence, including the Editor’s decision and any requests for revisions, will be through e-mail.